Indian Institute of Technology
The Indian Institute of Technology (Bombay), established in
1958, was set up with foreign assistance funded by the UNESCO.
In 1961, the parliament decreed IITs as 'Institutes of National
Importance'. Since then, IIT Bombay has grown from strength-to-strength
to emerge as one of the top technical universities in the
world. IIT Bombay has a total of 14 academic departments,
six centers, a school, and three interdisciplinary programmes.
It is recognised worldwide as a leader in the field of engineering
education and research and is reputed for the quality of its
faculty and the outstanding calibre of students graduating
from its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
The Indian Institute of Technology (Delhi) was established
during the British era with an agreement to set up a College
of Engineering and Technology at Delhi with British assistance.
IIT Delhi provides science-based engineering education with
a view to produce quality engineers and scientists. The curriculum
provides broad based knowledge and simultaneously builds a
temper for the life long process of learning and exploring.
Apart from departmental requirements, that constitute 50 per
cent of the total curriculum, students are also encouraged
to take up courses like humanities, social and engineering
IIT Madras (Chennai)
The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (Chennai) is among
the foremost institutes of national importance in higher technological
education and applied research. Established in 1959, it has
established itself as a premier centre for academics, research
and as an industrial consultancy for organisations in India
and abroad. The institute has 16 academic departments and
a few advanced research centers in various disciplines of
engineering and pure sciences, with nearly 100 laboratories
organised in a unique pattern of functioning. A faculty of
international standing, a brilliant student community, excellent
technical and support staff, and an effective administration
have all contributed to the pre-eminent status of IIT Madras.
The Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur) was established
by an Act of parliament in 1959. The institute was started
in 1963 in the village of Kalyanpur in Kanpur district. The
institute has facilities such as the Advanced Centre for Material
Science, the Advanced Centre for Electronic Systems, the Samtel
Centre for Display Technology, Centre for Mechatronics, Centre
for Laser Technology, Prabhu Goel Research Centre for Computer
and Internet Security, Facility for Ecological and Analytical
Testing and a bio-technology centre. The departments have
their own libraries.
The Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur) is an engineering,
management, and law institution established by the government
of India in 1951. The first IIT to be established, Kanpur
is recognized as an Institute of National Importance by the
government of India. It has also been recognised as the best
institute in India in the Times Higher Education World University
Rankings of 2012-2013.
Indian Institute of Technology (Roorkee) was established in
1847, and is therefore, among the foremost of institutes of
national importance in higher technological education and
applied research. Since its establishment, the institute has
played a vital role in providing the technical manpower and
know-how to the country. Roorkee ranks amongst the best technological
institutions in the world and has contributed to all sectors
of technological development. It has also been considered
a trend-setter for research-based education in the field of
science, technology, and engineering. The Institute completed
its 150th year in October 1996. In 2001, it was declared as
the nation's seventh Indian Institute of Technology.
The Indian Institute of Technology (Guwahati), the sixth member
of the IIT fraternity, was established in 1994. The present
institute has eleven departments and three inter-disciplinary
academic centers covering all the major engineering, science
and humanities disciplines.